United States Eighth Circuit - July 2008 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Henson

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon is affirmed where, although the district court erred in applying a...
07/25/2008 07-1993

Armstrong v. Kemna

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of habeas relief from convictions for first degree murder, first degree assault, and armed criminal action, is reversed and remanded where: 1)...
07/24/2008 06-1424

US v. James

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a prosecution for bank robbery, denial of a motion to suppress evidence recovered during police searches of two motel rooms and his person is...
07/24/2008 07-2411

US v. Roundtree

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A conviction and sentence for distributing heroin resulting in the death of another person is affirmed over claims that: 1) the evidence of a prior...
07/24/2008 07-2607

Heaton v. Weitz Co., Inc.

United States Eighth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Evidence, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
In an action alleging plaintiff was retaliated against by his employer in violation of Title VII, judgment and awards pursuant to a jury verdict in...
07/24/2008 07-2851, 07-3030

US v. Zastrow

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A 240-month sentence for producing child pornography is affirmed over a reasonableness challenge where defendant did not identify evidence in the...
07/23/2008 07-3139

Paul v. US

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus, Health Law, Sentencing
Denial of a petition for habeas relief in a death penalty case is affirmed over claims regarding whether: 1) trial counsel were ineffective for...
07/22/2008 05-3431

Ryan v. US

United States Eighth Circuit
Government Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a suit against the government under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) claiming that two plaintiffs were switched at birth in 1946 and sent home...
07/22/2008 07-1994

US v. Betcher

United States Eighth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A conviction for production, receipt, and possession of child pornography is affirmed over claims that: 1) 18 U.S.C. section 2251 is unconstitutional...
07/22/2008 07-2173

US v. Guillen-Esquivel

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for document trafficking and aggravated identity theft is reversed and remanded where 18 U.S.C. section 1028A(b)(3) limits the amount of...
07/22/2008 07-3089